Briefing Document / Nov. 17, 2009

Summary report from Business and Human Rights side event

Global Witness and the Business and Human Rights Resources Centre co-hosted a event in Geneva on October 6, 2009, entitled "Follow the money - How companies are impacting human rights: corruption, payments to rebels, inequitable contracts, tax avoidance, transfer-pricing". The event took place alongside a two-day United Nations' Consultation on Business and Human Rights.

The event focused on how the flow of money (or rather non-flow of money in the tax related cases) can undermine human rights in host states through: corruption and lack of transparency; payments to rebels; inequitable concession contracts; tax avoidance/evasion; and transfer pricing.

You can download a summary of the meeting, with links to the full presentations, below.